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Medicare — No Dental Coverage

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Medicare does not provide dental care.

Dental care is a very important part of health care.

Tooth and gum disease lead to other medical conditions; some quite serious.

It also reduces one’s quality of life.

Just ask any senior.

All medical coverage should include full dental care.

Good dental health improves over all health.

The only reason not to include dental coverage as part of health insurance is to save money at the cost of people’s health.

But it does not really save any money.

Poor dental health leads to other more costly health conditions.

Unless health insurance organizations(including the government) strategy is for people to die from these serious health conditions.

Everybody deserves dental care coverage, especially seniors.

It is inhumane not to include dental coverage in all health care coverage.

 

 

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March 19, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Seniors Cheated Once Again

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This year’s Social Security cost of living increase was a measly .3%.

The Bureau of Labor says inflation is at 2.5%.

Every year, seniors’ payment for medicare increases.

And finally, the real rate of inflation is closer to 10%.

Is it incompetence or corruption?

Either way, seniors are being forced into poverty and a slow death.

And they just accept it.

Stupid.

Seniors may whine but do nothing constructive.

If seniors will not take action, why should anyone else care?

 

 

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Written by solutions777

March 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Doctors Dropping Medicare Patients

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Many doctors have stopped accepting medicare.

Their medicare patients will have to find a new doctor.

The reasons:

—  excessive regulations

—  low reimbursements

If the trend continues, most doctors will stop accepting medicare.

Especially, the best doctors.

Just another factor causing the decline of health care quality.

 

 

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January 16, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Seniors Are Vulnerable to Prolonged Lead Exposure

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You probably have heard about the lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

And it is not just in the drinking water in the Midwest.

According to the CDC, communities across the country actually have even higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint. And that is just what we know of, because many states do not even submit data to the federal government.

Over your lifetime, you could have been exposed to it from your own antique toys…or the toys and toy jewelry that your kids and grandkids play with (if they’re manufactured in other countries, especially China).

Also from your own car’s gasoline, lead paint, lead pipes, and even lead in its dust. And the older you are, the longer you have been exposed — and the more severe the risk.

When it comes to toxic metals, the question is not whether you have these metals in your body. The question is: How much?

Lower levels of lead can reduce your cognitive function, impair your hearing, and even change your behavior — all of which could be mistaken for signs of “getting older” instead of a serious health problem. If left unchecked, high levels in the blood can cause coma, convulsions, and even death.

The best test for the presence of heavy metals is a chelation test. If you do have heavy metal toxicity, chelation therapy — an intravenous process that binds to the metals in your body and flushes them out — will help greatly.

And if all these headlines about Flint have got you worried about your own drinking water, install a filter that is certified to remove lead. A good reverse-osmosis filter installed where the water enters your home (called “point of entry”) or at the tap (“point of use”) will clear out not only dangerous levels of lead, but also lots of other toxins and chemicals, like chlorine.

Once again, the government did not protect you from a major health hazard.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

February 19, 2016 at 3:03 am

Snow Storm Health Protection — $40

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The biggest risk facing seniors during and right after a snow storm is a heart attack and hypothermia from shoveling snow.

Harvard Medical School says 1,200 people die every year from heart problems while shoveling snow.

Shoveling snow after a storm is pretty much the perfect storm for bad things to happen to your heart: Most folks do it in the morning, when heart attack is already more likely due to stickier platelets and higher levels of stress hormones.

But if you have $20, all you have to do in most neighborhoods is stick your head out after the storm and ask the first kid who passes by if he wants a quick 20 bones for shoveling you out.

The other $20 is in case you need to hire someone to take care of other outdoor stuff, like rescuing your trashcans from a snowdrift or clearing your car off.

Who want to find themselves dead on the sidewalk in a pile of snow.

 

 

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February 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

No Increase in Social Security Benefits for 2016

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Prices keep going up.

And up.

You cost of living is higher each year.

Many seniors’ only source of income is social security.

Then, the federal government does not increase social security benefits.

Even when social security benefits are raised, the increase does not keep up with the cost of living.

Final result:  homeless seniors eating dog food.

Up to you.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

January 5, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Increase in Chronic Health Conditions for Seniors

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Everyday, seniors’ health will decline.

They will increasing suffer from on-going ailments/illnesses.

Significant increases in seniors with these chronic conditions are forecast by 2030:

  • – Hypertension – 79 percent vs. 67 percent in 2010.
  • – Heart disease – 43 percent vs. 36 percent.
  • – Diabetes – 39 percent vs. 24 percent.
  • – Cancer – 26 percent vs. 21 percent.
  • – Stroke – 19 percent vs. 14 percent.
  • – Three or more chronic conditions – 40 percent vs. 26 percent.

Seniors’ quality of life will continue to decline.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

December 19, 2015 at 9:56 am

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